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Five Biggest Mistakes Chronic Pain Patients Make

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Mistake #1:  Expecting a doctor to know how to eliminate pain Physicians receive, on average, less than two hours of training in medical school about pain.  One recent survey of primary care physicians at academic medical centers (supposedly the most up to date and best qualified of physicians) found that only 34% felt competent to […]

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Recent Pain Studies Show Urgent Need for Alternative Treatments

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A systematic review published in BMJ Open in December found that surgeries performed for chronic pain conditions were no better than placebo.  A December Center for Disease Control (CDC) report found that overdose deaths from opioids continue to escalate rapidly.  Opioid abuse deaths now exceed deaths from motor vehicle crashes.  More than half a million […]

 
 
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